ERIC Number: ED241106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Course Completion Rates: Volume and Efficiency Measures, and Grade Distributions, 1982-1983. Technical Report 84-03.
Available statistical data on student completion of courses at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) were compiled and analyzed for the 2-year period, summer 1981 to spring 1982, and summer 1982 to spring 1983. Two different measures of student enrollment were used: volume measures such as student headcount enrollment, student credit hours generated, passed credit hours, student credit hours that did not result in successful grades, and student credit hours taken for audit purposes; and success indicators such as completion ratios and grade distributions. Study findings included the following: (1) the collegewide course completion rate increased from 74% in 1981-82 to 75% in 1982-83; (2) day students had higher completion rates than evening students; (3) all divisions except the Technology Division exhibited increases in completion rates, with the Humanities and Telecommunications Divisions having the highest increase; (4) overall, there was an increase of A and B grades and a decrease in D and F grades, with the grade point average rising 6% from 2.43 in 1981-82 to 2.49 in 1982-83. The study report provides data on course completion rates by campus, semester, and division; course volume; student success; and grade distribution by division, course discipline, and course. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. Office of Institutional Research.